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Credit Card News

Has Chase Completely Withdrawn Its Credit Cards from Canada?

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Once the news went public that Chase would no longer accept new applicants for its Amazon Visa card earlier this year, finance-savvy Canadians saw the writing on the wall. A few sharp GreedyRates readers noticed immediately in early September when the application links for Chase’s Marriott Rewards card stopped working, unceremoniously disappearing from the provider’s listings. We contacted Chase’s American ... Read More »

Best Credit Card Offers & Promotions This Fall

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Summer is over, but some credit cards are upping the ante to make this coming fall a memorable one! Check out our roundup of the best new promotions, new cards, and overlooked gems in Canada.   Best Promotion: BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard BMO regularly sends us juicy offers, and they’re not disappointing this month, either. The new welcome ... Read More »

Amex — Back of the Line?

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How AMEX temporarily lost its mojo — and what it’s doing to get it back In Ancient Rome, centurions were elite military commanders who led their troops from the front-of-the-line. Known for their courage and fighting skills, they suffered many casualties in battles. The centurion is also the symbol for American Express (its most exclusive invitation-only “Black Card” with unlimited ... Read More »

Multiply Your Credit Card’s Cash Back Rewards with Drop

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Let’s be honest. We’re not exactly loyal when it comes to loyalty rewards programs. Smart consumers are always on the lookout for newer, bigger — and most importantly, easier — ways to be rewarded for our spending habits. Enter Drop. Launched in Canada in 2016, Drop is a free mobile app that lets users earn points from select partners for ... Read More »

Best Chequing and Savings Accounts at Scotiabank

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GreedyRates is proud to be the go-to authority for Canadians who want to save money and earn the best benefits possible from their credit cards, and we will continue to work hard to be Canada’s number one destination for all things credit card related. That said, we believe our readers can apply their bargain-hunting mindset to other aspects of their ... Read More »

June 2017 Roundup: New Promotions and Card Updates

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June is a great month to be alive, and even greater if you’re a member of the GreedyRates family. Check out what you can get with your National Bank World Elite Mastercard and Amex Card this month only! *Dear GreedyRates readers: An earlier version of this article included an exclusive deal with WestJet for June. Unfortunately, we at GreedyRates misunderstood ... Read More »

It’s Not You, It’s Me: The Air Canada-Aeroplan Breakup and How It Affects Aeroplan Members

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It seems like all good things really do come to an end. After more than 30 years together, Air Canada has announced that it will be ending its partnership with rewards program Aeroplan. The news left many Aeroplan members feeling like confused kids of soon-to-be-divorced parents, scrambling to decide which parent they want to live with. Ironically it was Air ... Read More »

May 2017 Roundup: Hot New Offers & An Update (Tangerine’s)

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May is a busy month for card holders, with credit card companies offering some juicy incentives to bolster loyalty. Here’s a roundup of the best deals on offer for Canadians this month along with some fine print you’ll want to look out for: Tangerine MasterCard: Still a Solid Choice The Tangerine cashback card came onto the scene with a real ... Read More »

Canada is Maxed Out, But Credit Cards are Decreasing

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Until recently, the number of credit cards in circulation was increasing annually. According to Industry Insights’ quarterly report from Q4 of 2016 however, this trend is reversing quickly. In fact, there were 800,000 fewer credit cards in use in 2016, a significant decrease. Oddly enough though, the total Canadian balance did increase by 3.3%. Here’s how industry experts are explaining ... Read More »